Remove public key from keyserver

Kristian Fiskerstrand kristian.fiskerstrand at
Tue Jan 16 22:37:23 CET 2018

On 01/16/2018 08:37 PM, Stefan Claas wrote:
>> I know, but's goal is (or was, back when I tested it) to
>> use those connections to somehow prove an identity.  It is a neat
>> idea for the facebook generation.  Privacy is something different.
> Agreed. But the word privacy would then also mean to me that
> users who uploaded their public keys on key servers would not
> reveal that they know each other as shown with their signatures,
> which the classical WoT somehow requires, instead of using local sigs. 

A distinction need to be made here, "know each other" actually means
ever having confidence that the public keyblock belongs to that person.
That doesn't imply a very deep relationship except for having met at one
point to exchange information. You don't really attribute anything
except possibly having looked at a governmental issued ID at some point.

But yes, this comes back to security != privacy

Kristian Fiskerstrand
Twitter: @krifisk
Public OpenPGP keyblock at hkp://
fpr:94CB AFDD 3034 5109 5618 35AA 0B7F 8B60 E3ED FAE3
qui tacet consentire videtur
He who is silent is taken to agree

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